Rhode Island


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Could A New Charter School Move The Needle For Students Learning English?
Nov 21, 6:48 AM: The state board of elementary and secondary education appears poised to grant preliminary approval for a new charter school in Providence. The board heard a presentation from the group looking to open the school during >
Raimondo: Education is the 'number one priority' of second term
Nov 21, 6:37 AM: From the problems in the capital city to poor accountability results in many districts, it's been made clear by education officials, parents, students and the like that there is a lot of work to do in Rhode Island public >
Providence schools takeover agreement spells out roles of state, city
Nov 6, 6:48 AM: Under the state takeover agreement, the Providence School Board is responsible for increasing the annual school budget by the same percentage as state aid to the district.
Over 10,000 RI students in charter schools for first time
Nov 4, 8:47 AM: Demand for alternative public education options continues to grow in Rhode Island, as charter school enrollment exceeded 10,000 students for the first time ever this school year.
Letter: Push for new charter school an affront to democracy
Oct 29, 6:28 AM: The feeling is that RIDE will once again push through another unwanted charter school despite the objections of the citizens of Woonsocket. RIDE will counter that they have held public forums and allowed citizens to >
Providence school takeover begins Friday, but superintendent won’t be named by then
Oct 29, 5:50 AM: There will not be a turnaround superintendent in place when the state education commissioner officially takes control of the Providence public schools Friday.
Governors of R.I., Mass., Conn. discuss school takeovers, climate change
Oct 25, 7:12 AM: The latest mind meld between southern New England’s governors could bring their states closer together on school takeovers, marijuana regulation, vaping bans, climate change and transportation.
N.Y. is recruiting R.I. education commissioner Infante-Green, but she’s staying put
Oct 22, 7:55 AM: New York officials are aggressively recruiting Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green to oversee public schools in her home state, but she intends to remain in the job that she’s held for less than six >
Editorial: Don’t drag out school reform
Oct 17, 5:31 AM: The talk so far around Providence reform seems to be centered on politics, process and gratifying interest groups, rather than what concrete steps will be taken to improve the education of the students.
Elorza: Schools takeover will be a long process
Oct 16, 5:36 AM: On the same day that state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced that the state’s takeover of the Providence Public School District would last at least five years, Mayor Jorge Elorza said city residents >
Criticism Grows of Elorza’s Call to Limit Charter Schools
Oct 9, 6:31 AM: Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has made his second call to limit the expansion of public charter schools in the city. Much of Elorza’s involvement in education is being stripped away as the State of Rhode Island has moved >
Board approves Elorza’s plan to dramatically increase size of Achievement First
Oct 8, 5:47 AM: Achievement First has approved Mayor Jorge Elorza’s proposal to expand the charter school to 3,000 students, a move he opposed three years ago because of its financial consequences for the district’s public schools. >
Mayor Elorza backs Achievement First expansion, but seeks limits on other charter schools
Oct 7, 7:16 AM: Mayor Jorge Elorza said Sunday he is prepared to support the high-performing Achievement First charter school’s plan to open an additional elementary school, but he will ask the state to limit the expansion of other >
Providence keeps getting bad news about its schools
Oct 3, 5:03 AM: If you were alarmed by the Johns Hopkins University report on Providence schools, you’re going to want to take some time to process this new report on the city’s English learners from the Council of the Great City >
With State Takeover Looming, PVD Schools Face An Immediate Need: More Teachers
Oct 1, 6:07 AM: One of the biggest problems the state expects to face when it takes over the Providence School District this month is the chronic teacher shortage. It’s a national issue, and local education leaders say the problem here is >
Woonsocket school board takes aim at new charter school
Sep 19, 6:41 AM: The Woonsocket School Committee has issued a scathing rebuke of a proposal for a new K–8 charter school in the city in a letter addressed to media outlets and members of the City Council last week.
Raimondo wants Teach For America ‘to get more involved’ in Providence
Sep 19, 5:52 AM: Teach for America, a fast-track program that recruits recent college graduates, may be part of the solution to Providence’s vexing teacher shortages.
Fewer Than Half Of Providence Politicians' Children Go To Traditional Public Schools
Sep 17, 5:59 AM: A review by The Public’s Radio shows that fewer than half of the school-age children of elected officials from Providence attend traditional public schools. This finding raises questions about whether elected officials are >
Opinion: Let’s support reform of Providence schools
Sep 17, 5:21 AM: The time is now for the children of Providence. Public and private institutions across Rhode Island must work together to support the state’s efforts to improve the Providence public schools.
Providence teachers push back against harsh report on schools
Sep 16, 7:35 AM: Providence teachers describe a climate of negativity, an air of uncertainty and a culture of blame hovering over their district since the release of a report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy this summer >



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